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A "5 or more GCSEs including Maths and English" Q.!

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by simonineaston, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. simonineaston

    simonineaston New commenter

    Quick Beginner's Question here. When calculating 5+ A* to C GCSE passes, which English subjects are included or is it only English Langauge that counts?
     
  2. CandysDog

    CandysDog Established commenter

    GCSE (or IGCSE-style Certificate) English Language is counted, providing the student has also taken GCSE English Literature (though he/she does not have to get any particular grade in the latter). This is because both Lang and Lit must be taken to cover the National Curriculum.

    Alternatively, GCSE English (which is designed to be taken on its own and just covers the National Curriculum) also counts.

    In 2016, of course, the league tables system comes into play (with Progress 8 replacing 5+ A*–Cs as the headline measure). From then on, GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature will count as 'English' (though safeguards are in place to ensure that both are taken). GCSE English will still count in 2016, but it will not exist under the new specs (2017+).
     
  3. simonineaston

    simonineaston New commenter

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